Thursday 7 May 2015

Memphis Depay: Player profile

United have agreed a deal in the region of £25 million with PSV for winger Memphis Depay and, subject to a medical, the deal will be completed once the transfer window opens in June.

Depay has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Europe and it's easy to see why.
The attacker was the top scorer in the Eredivisie this season, scoring 21 goals to help his side to the title.

Born in Moordrecht in the Netherlands, Depay has spent his entire career in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven having been scouted and signed by the newly crowned Dutch champions aged 12 before he made his debut (a 3-2 win against Feyenoord) in 2011. 

Depay was handed a first Netherlands cap in October 2013 under the stewardship of a certain Louis van Gaal, and was then selected in their final 23 man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He scored twice and set up two more during the tournament to help the Dutch to a third placed finish.
He was named on the  shortlist for the World Cup's Best Young Player but narrowly missed out to former United startlet Paul Pogba. 

The wide player's goal haul- which includes numerous screamers from long range- has attracted plenty of suitors this term but he's a player that LVG knows well. 

A pacy, tricky winger who can also play as a striker, his direct running and fleet of foot makes him a difficult proposition for opposition defenders. Depay can play anywhere across the forward line, but I imagine that he will play from the left for us, surely ending any talk of a surprise swoop for Real's Gareth Bale. 

Ilkay Gundogan looks set to follow as Michael Carrick's long term replacement, and with Mats Hummels  and Nathaniel Clyne also possibly on the way, LVG is building an exciting young side in readiness for a title tilt next term. 

Welcome to United Memphis! 

We look forward to seeing you in the Red shirt in 2015/16....

Memphis Depay profile

Born: 13 February 1994 (Moordrecht, Netherlands)
Playing position: Winger/Forward
Current teams: PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands
Honours: KNVB Dutch Cup: 2011-12
Johan Cruijff Shield: 2012
Eredivisie: 2014/15 

Below: Depay on his senior PSV debut in 2011

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